billryan
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:23:48 AM permalink
Just a stab in the dark but I'm going with Mexico. One of only three teams I have seen in a Friendlies Match or whatever they call them.
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FinsRule
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June 15th, 2018 at 4:48:15 AM permalink
Portgual +290. Take it!
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June 15th, 2018 at 6:57:19 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Portgual +290. Take it!

Risky but worth it.
terapined
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June 15th, 2018 at 7:40:14 AM permalink
Thank goodness for Hispanic TV
Got to watch the Uruguay game
Now that's over, tuning into Fox for Iran Morocco
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June 15th, 2018 at 8:10:35 AM permalink
I waited and got Portugal at +300. I thought +200 would have been fair.
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June 15th, 2018 at 11:06:55 AM permalink
I have Portugal and over 2.
1-0 now 5 min 8nto the game..
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June 15th, 2018 at 11:47:47 AM permalink
I have Portugal and over 2.
1-0 now 5 min 8nto the game..
terapined
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:24:08 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

I have Portugal and over 2.
1-0 now 5 min 8nto the game..


Wow
What a game
Spain 3 Portugal 2
64 min in
Spain playing keep away defense with a bit of offense as Portugal starting to get desperate
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terapined
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:46:26 PM permalink
What a shot by Ronaldo
A perfect free kick
PERFECT. Ronaldo scores
WOW
Talk about clutch, only 3 min left in the game
Portugal wins 3-3 :-)
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June 15th, 2018 at 1:39:16 PM permalink
I have some observation and would like to share. Both Portugal and Spain have to score a lot just in case of tie breaker. So for this group play bet them to win and go over. Just my 2 cents.
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June 15th, 2018 at 1:40:56 PM permalink
Tomorrow 3am 6am 9am and noon. Holly molly. I have France, Argentina parley. France, Argentina and Croatia parley.
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June 16th, 2018 at 6:04:02 AM permalink
Go Iceland
Watching now
It would be huge if they could win or tie today

(added edit)
Argentina scores. Damm. I figure its all over now
OMG, Lead just lasts a measly 4 min.
Iceland scores and ties.
Game on
Go Iceland

(added edit)
Argentina has a golden Opportunity
Messi Point blank penalty shot and he blows it
wow. Even I could have scored with that penalty kick
Hopefully Iceland keeps this tied for the win :-)

(added edit)
Iceland beats Argentina 1-1
what a game
Argentina putting huge pressure on Iceland last 15 min with shot after shot on goal
Iceland pulls off the upset.
Interesting fact. There are more soccer players in Argentina then the entire population of Iceland
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June 16th, 2018 at 3:42:23 PM permalink
It is my turn to RANT. F@@@ Messi is just a piece of SH*****. No more. No comparison to Ronlardo. Argentina is a crap team. Spain is way more skillful. Most likely Spain is the winner.
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June 17th, 2018 at 7:29:05 AM permalink
I have a 2 leg parlay today.

Under in Costa Rica game and over in Mexico game. So far so good.
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June 17th, 2018 at 7:44:35 AM permalink
I need Germany and Brazil.
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June 17th, 2018 at 7:47:17 AM permalink
Ha - stepping out in a limb today.
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June 17th, 2018 at 8:15:49 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

I need Germany and Brazil.



Uggh, going for tor the favorites
I always root for the underdog in all sporting contests
I want an exciting game
Go Mexico
I love it when the favorite is feeling the pressure
Potential upsets by underdogs is what makes the tournament great and makes games exciting
Hopefully Mexico can win by outscoring or tying Germany :-)
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June 17th, 2018 at 8:40:07 AM permalink
Wow
Mexico scores
Just a min before, they had a scoring chance but the pass was just an inch off
Now we have game as Mexico leads
Germany is now feeling the pressure which now make for a better game
A ton of Mexico fans in the stands
Go Mexico
Germany now needs 2 goals or they lose :-)

(Added edit)
yea baby
Mexico wins
What a great game
Love upsets
Iceland then Mexico.
Who is the next underdog darling?
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June 17th, 2018 at 12:14:12 PM permalink
Switzerland scores the equalizer against Brazil
We got a game
Huge pressure on Brazil
Brazil cannot afford a tie game giving Switzerland the win
This is fun
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June 17th, 2018 at 12:18:08 PM permalink
I will take Spain. $20. You pick another team. No odds. If the picks don't win,then draw. Any takers?
terapined
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June 17th, 2018 at 12:56:29 PM permalink
Wow
Switzerland beats Brazil 1-1
What a huge win for tiny Switzerland :-)
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June 18th, 2018 at 12:09:09 PM permalink
Hard to beleive the 4 favorites of the tourney (Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany) finished with 3 ties and one loss in their first game.
Belgium (the 5th choice in early betting) took care of Panama today 3-0.


Quote: speedycrap

I will take Spain. $20. You pick another team. No odds. If the picks don't win,then draw. Any takers?

OK, I will play. I take Brazil.
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June 18th, 2018 at 2:12:46 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Hard to beleive the 4 favorites of the tourney (Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany) finished with 3 ties and one loss in their first game.



I am loving it
Just like the NCAA March Madness 1st round
Upsets make the tournament

Reputation don't mean jack. Get it done or go home
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June 18th, 2018 at 9:14:34 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Hard to beleive the 4 favorites of the tourney (Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany) finished with 3 ties and one loss in their first game.
Belgium (the 5th choice in early betting) took care of Panama today 3-0.


OK, I will play. I take Brazil.

Is it a confirmed bet?
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June 18th, 2018 at 9:27:56 PM permalink
A fun bet would be that none of those 4 favorite teams will win the World Cup. My back of the envelope calc says fair odds would be about +120. Thatís 6/5 or 2.2 for our foreign members.
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June 19th, 2018 at 10:23:09 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

Is it a confirmed bet?


Confirmed.
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What an early red card for Colombia today! Long time to play with only 10 men and they still scored one goal shorthanded. Nice win for Japan.
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June 19th, 2018 at 10:34:03 AM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Confirmed.
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What an early red card for Colombia today! Long time to play with only 10 men and they still scored one goal shorthanded. Nice win for Japan.


Great. I take Spain and you take Brazil to win the Cup. $20. Draw if neither team win. Thanks.
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June 21st, 2018 at 12:36:42 PM permalink
Wow Argentina losing to Croatia
12 min left and Argentina getting desperate.
Go Croatia

(added edit)
Its all over
Croatia scores
2-0
10 min left
wow

(added edit)
Argentina getting embarrassed by tiny Croatia.
3-0 as Croatia scores in extra time min 91
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June 21st, 2018 at 1:56:56 PM permalink
Big loss for Argentina. They need help and a big game against Nigeria next. The goal differential is going to be tough to overcome.
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June 25th, 2018 at 9:47:51 AM permalink
Argentina might get a chance to cover against CROOKED Nigeria (THE SCAM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD)
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June 25th, 2018 at 11:44:17 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

Argentina might get a chance to cover against CROOKED Nigeria (THE SCAM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD)

Argentina being the capital of integrity. They have resolved goal differences before when needed.
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June 25th, 2018 at 11:56:41 AM permalink
My pulled from nowhere pick of Mejico isn't looking so bad right now.
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June 26th, 2018 at 12:30:48 PM permalink
What a great game
Argentina losing to Nigeria 1-1 with 20 min left
Argentina desperate

(edit added)
Wow, Argentina scores.
Looks like they are moving on
Last edited by: terapined on Jun 26, 2018
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June 26th, 2018 at 2:53:10 PM permalink
Luckily in the UK they show both games on terestial TV (in this case BBC1 and BBC4). It was fascinating as both games went 1-1 at about the same time and also 1-2. How VAR affects games in the long run will be interesting as the Premier League (which I watch as a Saouthampton supporter) is not taking it on board this year but considering it for 2019/20.

I'm obviosuly looking forward to Thursday's (England) match.
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June 26th, 2018 at 5:03:46 PM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

Luckily in the UK they show both games on terestial TV (in this case BBC1 and BBC4). It was fascinating as both games went 1-1 at about the same time and also 1-2. How VAR affects games in the long run will be interesting as the Premier League (which I watch as a Saouthampton supporter) is not taking it on board this year but considering it for 2019/20.

I'm obviosuly looking forward to Thursday's (England) match.



VAR I would say is working, because it is only being used for a few plays AND the ref only stares at the TV screen for a FEW seconds, not the multiple minutes that the NFL does.
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June 26th, 2018 at 5:56:25 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Russia is doping.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ury-rus-preview-match/russia-puts-in-the-hard-yards-as-world-cups-running-men-idUSKBN1JJ0OT

I read your link but didn't see where Reuters claims Russia is doping?
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June 27th, 2018 at 3:33:43 AM permalink
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Itís more like baseball. Except during group play there are draws. If you bet a team to win and they tie, you do not push. You lose.



I didn't see this answered....regrets if it was..

They, most online books anyhow, offer a straight money line bet where draws do not lose. It's known as "draw no bet". They also have a "double chance" when your side wins on a draw or a win. The odds of course are adjusted accordingly. Good luck.
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June 27th, 2018 at 9:12:43 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I read your link but didn't see where Reuters claims Russia is doping?



The country that just got banned from the Olympics for doping, that constantly gets caught doping in every sport, is hosting the world cup and all of the sudden their players have way more stamina than anybody else.
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June 27th, 2018 at 10:30:17 AM permalink
Germany is out. Who would have picked that.
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June 27th, 2018 at 3:50:12 PM permalink
Quote: vegas

Germany is out. Who would have picked that.


Nobody. But the previous winner of the WC does have a history of poor showings in the next one.

Some very good matchups are all set for the final 16 with a few more group games to go.
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Shout out to terapined (in WOV jail). Neymar had a good roll out today (vs Serbia) to draw a yellow card. Great acting skill...




Video axed @ YT. You can see Neymar's rollout it here:
https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/world-cup/news/world-cup-2018-neymars-rolling-after-a-tackle-in-brazils-win-leads-to-eyerolls-on-twitter/
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June 27th, 2018 at 4:49:17 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Nobody. But the previous winner of the WC does have a history of poor showings in the next one.

Some very good matchups are all set for the final 16 with a few more group games to go.
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Shout out to terapined (in WOV jail). Neymar had a good roll out today (vs Serbia) to draw a yellow card. Great acting skill...



It's so strange to me that they don't get rid of this sort of thing.

It would be really easy. They are incentivized to do it now. Incentivize them to not do it with suspensions. Take a clear dive in the box, PK the other way.

Imagine being the guy who lost the WC for your team by going down like a girl. You'd see wayyyyyyyyy less of it.
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June 27th, 2018 at 5:05:45 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

-snip-

It's so strange to me that they don't get rid of this sort of thing.

It would be really easy. They are incentivized to do it now. Incentivize them to not do it with suspensions. Take a clear dive in the box, PK the other way.

Imagine being the guy who lost the WC for your team by going down like a girl. You'd see wayyyyyyyyy less of it.


He was fouled (tripped) on the play.
It is the embellishment (to draw a card) that is unacceptable and should be penalized.
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June 27th, 2018 at 7:51:08 PM permalink
I agree. Probably cancel out the foul or the foul stands and he gets a yellow.

When replays show no contact at all, you get a suspension.

When contact is minimal but not a foul, you get a warning. Next one suspension.

When you flagrantly fake a foul in the box to draw a pk, pk goes the other way.
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June 27th, 2018 at 8:17:51 PM permalink
For a year or so they did give a yellow card for a foul and a yellow card for "embelishment" on the same play, but that kind of disappeared.
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June 27th, 2018 at 8:56:50 PM permalink
I agree Neymar could/should have earned a penalty for his actions. His antics were very unsportsmanlike.

I have now seen the "rollout" many times today. It has become hilariously entertaining to watch IMO.
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June 29th, 2018 at 8:06:17 PM permalink
Knockout stage begins in about 11 hours. Which country is gonna win 4 straight for the Cup?
England seems like a solid pick to make the semifinals. Excited for tomorrow.
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June 29th, 2018 at 8:15:51 PM permalink
This was/is the most fascinating thing about the world cup to me. I find it funny as hell, but that's just me.


Get impregnated by World Cup stars and win free Whoppers.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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June 29th, 2018 at 8:29:36 PM permalink
That BK offer is crazy. So many questions, but I digest. :)

It had to be from some franchise owner, no way corporate (in Miami, FL) would offer it.
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June 29th, 2018 at 9:26:03 PM permalink
Odds and lines are now published.

I still can't figure out the Euro? method of wagering. I want to make a point that when Government gets involved the players(gamblers) get shafted. We see the money line as an obvious example as often beyond a 20 cent line.

My "confusion" with these knock out games is with/between the "draw no bet" and "pass through". They play an overtime but I don't know if sudden death or a time certain period. Then of course penalty kicks. One line appears with a draw and I think it's full time(90min), not including overtime. No explanation on the site I just looked at...

So confusing and this might reflect Government involvement in gambling. Those in the USA please use caution when expressing your gumption about sports books nationwide.

Draw no bet...in a game which requires settlement on a winner? When is it a draw, full time or after overtime? This not spelled out on the online site...

Double chance...in a game which requires settlement on a winner?

To go through...in a game which requires a winner? Obvious? means the team which wins...??
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